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Social media connects students in quarantine

These six apps -- Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Messages, and Facetime -- are some of the apps students use to communicate during quarantine.

Lily Caplan '22 and Lucy Zuckerman '22, Paper Sports Editor and Assistant Business Manager

May 16, 2020

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Social media spreads kindness

Charlie Zuckerman ’18 scrolls Instagram while at home. Social media is being utilized constantly during the pandemic, as it is a great way to stay connected.

Lucy Zuckerman '22, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

Ever since cell phones and social media became a part of everyday life, it became much easier to contact people than it was before. Now in the middle of a global pandemic, social media is a vital part of our daily lives. During this time it is important to stay healthy and active, but we also need so...

College group chats cause controversy

College group chats cause controversy

Mia Daignault '20 and Abby Fleming '20

February 27, 2020

Instagram, please remove likes

 Instagram announced the removal of likes in November 2019. The change is expected to take place later this year.

Molly Gold '21, Paper News Editor

January 15, 2020

As I scroll through Instagram, posts from friends, celebrities, meme accounts and puppies pass across my screen. Often, before even looking at the actual photo, my eyes instinctively go directly to the bottom left corner of their post: the amount of likes that the post received. Similarly, immediately...

TikTok faces privacy troubles leading to investigation

Luca Lombardo ’22, as well as many other Staples students, are avid users of TikTok and use the app for up to hours at a time. The app has become well-known as a huge source of procrastination for students.

Betti Kobak '22, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The trending social media app TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, will be under investigation on an undecided date by the U.S government due to allegations of spying on U.S. citizens. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has contacted ByteDance and articulated the matter at ...

Staples Superfans fails to promote school spirit, support players

The Staples Superfans group encourages Wreckers to attend as many sports games as they can whether they be at their home field or at another school.

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

Every day, my notifications are flooded with posts from the Staples Superfans 2019-20 Facebook group. Students promote their sports games, promising to defeat the opposition. They encourage students to come out and support them; however, bleachers remain empty as students swipe away the notification ...

Company faces backlash after releasing school-shooting-themed hoodies

Many students and staff members have been killed in school shootings. Graphic by Siri Kanter ’20.

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor

October 1, 2019

The New York fashion company BStroy launched a collection of sweatshirts on Sept. 15 with bullet holes through them and the names of schools and universities where mass shootings have occurred. The mens’ collection, SAMSARA, includes the names “Marjory Stoneman Douglas,” “Sandy Hook,” “Columbine”...

Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Abby Fleming ’20

December 12, 2018

It started with a few cryptic tweets following her breakup with her fiance, SNL actor Pete Davidson, each one including the phrase, “thank u, next.” It caused a commotion, to say the least. On Twitter, fans speculated if this could be hinting at a new album title or single. They were right; a few ...

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

October 12, 2018

    I’m eight years old in the back seat of my mom’s SUV, jamming out to “Love Story” by Taylor Swift like it’s no one’s business. Her lyrics could not be less applicable to my simple life, and her allusion to “Romeo and Juliet” could not have flown further over my head...

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